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Colossians 3

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3:1 Therefore, if you be risen with Christ, seek the things that are above; where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God:

3:2 Mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth.

3:3 For you are dead; and your life is hid with Christ in God.

3:4 When Christ shall appear, who is your life, then you also shall appear with him in glory.

3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, lust, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is the service of idols.

3:6 For which things the wrath of God cometh upon the children of unbelief,

3:7 In which you also walked some time, when you lived in them.

3:8 But now put you also all away: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy speech out of your mouth.

3:9 Lie not one to another: stripping yourselves of the old man with his deeds,

3:10 And putting on the new, him who is renewed unto knowledge, according to the image of him that created him.

3:11 Where there is neither Gentile nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian nor Scythian, bond nor free. But Christ is all, and in all.

3:12 Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy, and beloved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, patience:

3:13 Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if any have a complaint against another: even as the Lord hath forgiven you, so do you also.

3:14 But above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection:

3:15 And let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also you are called in one body: and be ye thankful.

3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly, in all wisdom: teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing in grace in your hearts to God.

3:17 All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

3:18 Wives, be subject to your husbands, as it behoveth in the Lord.

3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter towards them.

3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children to indignation, lest they be discouraged.

3:22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not serving to the eye, as pleasing men, but in simplicity of heart, fearing God.

3:23 Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men:

3:24 Knowing that you shall receive of the Lord the reward of inheritance. Serve ye the Lord Christ.

3:25 For he that doth wrong, shall receive for that which he hath done wrongfully: and there is no respect of persons with God.